Chairman’s Message 24 October 2022
Dear APSA Members and Friends
ASPA’s ‘Asia Superyacht Night’ was unanimously voted a huge success, with over 150 APSA members and friends enjoying live music, delicious treats, free-flow beer and wine, and of course the alluring performances of the Cook Islands dancers. Many thanks to our event sponsors: Maritime Cook Islands, YACHTZOO, Hill Dickinson, Superyacht Australia, GMT-Global Marine Travel, Azure Yacht Crew Health, Port Denarau, and Tahiti Tourism for their enthusiastic support.
Platinum sponsor Maritime Cook Islands Director Glen Armstrong thanked APSA “for giving us the opportunity to showcase our company and our culture. It was a lot of fun, and I know everyone had a great time. We really enjoyed meeting so many other APSA Members.”
Comments from the Gold Sponsors: Darrell Hall Founder of YACHTZOO said, “We are delighted to help promote the Asian regions to charterers and yacht owners alike. This is a great networking event, and helps to extend our knowledge of these fabulous destinations.” Alex Teji, Partner Hill Dickinson LLP, said “It was lovely to be able to sponsor again after so many years”, while David Good, CEO of Superyacht Australia, said “this is the best party in Monaco, a great lead-in to the Monaco Yacht Show, and the plus the perfect opportunity to network with the superyacht industry.”
Silver sponsors Azure Yacht Crew Health, Tahiti Tourisme, Port Denarau and GMT Global Marine Travel all said that they were “proud to be sponsors and delighted to be able to support APSA with this event”.
Around 42 members of APSA were present in Monaco this year, including: Affinity Group, ASIAMARINE, Asia Pacific Superyachts, Asia Yacht Press, Azure Yacht Crew Health, Boutsen Design, Brookes Bell, Burgess, Cluster Yachting Monaco, Catalano Shipping Services Asia, Charterworld.com, Fraser, Global Yacht Services (HK), GMT-Global Marine Travel, Hill Dickinson, HFW, Integrated Marine Group, Lee Marine, LJ Fiduciary, M-YACHTS, Maritime Cook Islands, MegayachtNews.com, Monaco Smart and Sustainable Marina 2022, Northrop and Johnson Asia, OCEA Yachts, Port Denarau, Rivergate Marina and Shipyard, Rosemont Trustees Asia, Sevenstar Yacht Transport (Asia), Superyacht Australia, Superyacht UK, Super Yacht Logistics, SYBAss, Tahiti Tourism, 37South, The Superyacht Life Foundation, The World of Yachts, Thailand Yachting Business Association, Travel Cue, US Superyacht Association (USSA), Water Revolution Foundation, YachtNeeds, Yachtstyle, and YACHTZOO.
We had a bundle of fun trying to catch up with everyone, but if we didn’t manage to see you at MYS, then APSA will also have a presence at the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) and METSTRADE. Please keep us posted if you or your company are planning to be there.
APSA also held their 11th AGM on the 27 September 2022, and I would like to thank all the members who attended. APSA looks for to working with you to continue to grow the superyacht community in the Asia-Pacific region.